Willibrord George Appakkottumuri

CEO / Chairman

St.Willibrord Innovative School
Willibrord George started and runs a group of low cost affordable private schools near Mumbai and specializes in creating tech-enabled and student driven high value, scalable , innovative educational processes and in-school systems that help children from all segments of the socio-economic strata to find their voice and develop agency and get an equal chance at influencing their own futures. In school Willibrord has developed various innovative projects such as Project Breakthrough ( Student led parents meeting) Project RISE ( A real time teaching improvement system) Project DDA ( Daily dose of awesome - a strategic planning tool for school students) Project Worldclass ( A module to have students learn about all the nations of the world - global perspectives), Project SPIRIT ( An in school scholastic data tracking and analytics tools led by students to help them focus on academic improvement area. These projects are constantly developed and shared widely with practitioners for contextualization and adoption. Willibrord was also recognised as an innovative school leader nationally by Advaith Foundation and awarded by Mr Narayana Murthy the co-founder of Infosys.

Innovation Stage

25 February 2020 | 10:30 - 11:30 | Education 4.0: How Future Jobs are Changing Education Today?

By the time the current kindergarteners reach the job market, many jobs as we know them today may not exist and a study says over 75 percent of jobs will be newly invented. The world is changing and changing very fast. Making today’s children future ready demands a complete overhaul of the way they are educated. What was good a decade back has no relevance in the next decade.

In this session, panelists will discuss:

  • What does ‘future of jobs’ mean for schools and colleges? Is it leaving educators with more questions than answers
  • Will we need degrees/ diplomas or anything else to enter the future job market?
  • Future-of-education and Future-of-jobs–How to make the Match?
  • Are we heading towards a multi-skilled education for a multi-career future?
  • Are we indeed ready for the future? Are we equipping our new generation with the right education, technical and personal skillset and the mindset to embrace the powerful,technology-based future?